Pakistan 7s Team, The Asian Games is well and truly underway but this week sees rugby sevens comes to the party.
With 12 men’s and eight women’s sides set to compete in Jakarta, all sides are looking to test themselves against the best in the continent.
For Pakistan, who face a tough pool alongside Thailand, China and Hong Kong, the importance of this event does not go unnoticed.
“Now with the inclusion of sevens in the Olympics, being part of the Asian Games is another level of competition that we need,” said Pakistan captain Kashif Khawaja.
“It helps foster more competitive games for participating nations to develop their skills and for us in Asian this is a huge moment.”
Pakistan are one of the 12 men’s teams competing in Jakarta, but with just the three medals on offer, the competition will be tough, with all matches having an impact on the tournament.
But with the exposure the sport will get, it is an important step for Pakistan.
“With the whole world watching the Asian games, I think it will be encouraging for every Asian country to take on this amazing sport and especially for us to showcase to our country what is possible.
“It is a great honour to represent my country in this year’s Asian Games and with skilful giants such as Japan participating, we hope to put up our best performance and hope to achieve positive results.”
The competition takes place from August 30 – 1 September, and you can follow the results on Asian Games Page
Pakistan 7s team Squad for Asian Games
Ahmed Wasim Akram, Muhammad Shoaib Akbar, Kashif Khwaja, Khalid Hussain Bhatti, Muhammad Afzal , Daud Gill, Ali Shahid, Muhammad waqas, Musdaq Altaf, Muhammad Haroon, Faisal Aslam and Nasir Mehmood,
Coach/Manager: Shakeel Malik
Pysio: Mohsin Aziz
Rugby sevens at the 2018 Asian Games will be held over three days from 30 August to 1 September 2018This is the sixth appearance of rugby sevens at the Asian Games The Games will be held at the Rugby D field in Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex.